April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month!

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month! 

What is Parkinson’s Disease? This disease occurs in the central nervous system negatively affecting an individual’s movement. Symptoms can include tremors, trouble walking, freezing up, worsening handwriting, trouble speaking among other similar indicators. While Parkinson’s Disease does not have a cure there are programs available to help manage these symptoms.

One program the Chambersburg YMCA offers is Rock Steady Boxing. This a non-profit organization that works with individuals to lessen their symptoms caused by Parkinson’s Disease. Rock Steady Boxing is designed to improve the individual’s strength, motor skills, balance, speech, and sensory function, which can all deteriorate from this disease. Currently, the Chambersburg YMCA offers Rock Steady Boxing 4 days a week at our William K Nitterhouse Family Program Center.

Interested in learning more?

Rock Steady Boxing has helped individuals in our community fight back against Parkinson’s Disease and build strong relationships with others dealing with this hardship. If you would like to know more about Rock Steady Boxing or volunteer, please contact the Chambersburg YMCA for details.

Our Rock Steady Boxers!


"Rock Steady Boxing not only strengthens our mind and bodies, but it strengthens our soul."

– Don, Rock Steady Boxer